Workday Benefits allows workers to view elections, enroll, and make changes with ​a personalized experience and engaging interface.

It is designed to help employees realize the full value of their total rewards program. Benefit selections are unique to everyone and personal, and employees want to have confidence in their choices. With the Benefits App, employees can conveniently find personalized information and take action all in one place.

Please visit the Benefits page for additional training and resources.

Open Enrollment

Every year you have the opportunity to change your benefits during Open Enrollment. During Open Enrollment you can change your plans.  It is a good time to review your dependents and update your beneficiaries. You can also enroll in a tax-saving Flexible Spending Account for the upcoming year should you choose to. Open Enrollment is your one-time-a-year opportunity, outside of new hires and life events, to make benefit changes.

Life Event

You have 30 days from the date of a qualifying life event to request applicable benefit changes. Certain life event reasons will require documentation which you will easily be able to upload right into Workday. Employees can update benefit elections when a qualifying event occurs, such as a change in marital status, the birth or adoption of a child, or a beneficiary change.​

Dependents and Beneficiaries​

It is important to know the difference between dependents and beneficiaries. A dependent is a person who is eligible to be covered by you under any GVSU-offered insurance plan.  A beneficiary can be a person or a legal entity that is designated by you to receive a benefit, such as life insurance. Designating dependents under medical and/or dental insurance has no connection to designating beneficiaries. ​


Workers can easily utilize the self-service features of Workday when it comes to their benefits. In Workday, you can enroll in benefits, declare a benefit event type, view and change beneficiaries, and view your current benefits elections and associated costs.

Advantages of Workday Benefits

Workday Benefits is an innovative tool that integrates a number of features together. It enhances your decision-making and planning in terms of the benefit choices available to you as a part of your total rewards package. 

Page last modified December 12, 2023